Cuba Gooding Jr. Quotes


The Academy Awards was an amazing night. I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit. I apologize for that. That night went so fast; I can't remember what I said or what happened.

Now I have big-money offers on three movies and I have director approval. That's kind of scary ' he says. 'No directors have been attached. That's a lot of pressure on me

The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.

I've always been a sucker for attention.

I speak to my agent about great roles and he's like 'They are all going to Will Smith.

I am admiring of my fellow peers black filmmakers and black actors and actresses.

I learned that not only am I a descendant of slaves but that I am also a descendant of royalty that there are politicians from the 1800s as well as Tuskegee Airmen in my lineage.

I'm an avid hockey fan and I've been playing for about 17 years and somebody recently told me that the first organized hockey teams in Canada were all black. Telling those stories would be cool.

I have never made a decision based on race and never will.

I'm not a prude. On the set they called me 'Butt Naked.'

We all create our own reality by the choices we make.

My wife and I have been together since 1986. I graduated in '86 and she graduated in '88. We began dating when she was 17. Actually she turned 18 when we started kissing and stuff.

I rewind the TV every two minutes. If someone does something interesting I have to see it over and over again.

Don't let people disrespect you. My mom says don't open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.

I worked so much when my first son was born that I missed a lot.

What makes you think that what you know is any different from what I know? I had different teachers.